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Climate impact of pyrolysis of waste plastic packaging in comparison with reuse and mechanical recycling

authors: Möck, A. | Bulach, W. | Betz, J.
Year of publication: 09 / 2022

Commissioned by Zero Waste Europe and the Rethink Plastic alliance to the Oeko-Institut, this study compares seven scenarios for the future of plastic packaging in the European Union (EU) from a climate perspective, following the…

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Climate impact of pyrolysis of waste plastic packaging in comparison with reuse and mechanical recycling

authors: Möck, A. | Betz, J.
Year of publication: 09 / 2022

Presentation by Alexandra Möck and Dr. Johannes Betz, webinar on the study "The climate impact of pyrolysis of plastic packaging and alternatives – strategies to lower it", 27. September 2022

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RE-SOURCING: Roadmap for Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials until 2050 – Mobility Sector

authors: Degreif, S. | Betz, J.
Year of publication: 07 / 2022

The transformation of the mobility sector is essential in order to meet the Paris Agreement’s goals. A 90% reduction in transport-related emissions by 2050 is needed to achieve climate neutrality. To achieve this, a major contribu tion…

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Meeting the Milestones in the Responsible Sourcing Roadmap

Good Practice Guidelines for the Mobility Sector

authors: Degreif, S. | Betz, J. | Farooki, M.
Year of publication: 06 / 2022

The good practice guidelines on responsible sourcing (RS) in the mobility sector outline outstanding key practices distilled from the RE-SOURCING Project’s research and consultations on the mobility sector. To promote peer learning and…

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Identifying Challenges & Required Actions for Responsible Sourcing in the e-Mobility Sector

RE-SOURCING Briefing document No. 12

authors: Degreif, S. | Betz, J.
Year of publication: 06 / 2022

Within the road transportation sector, the lithium-ion battery vehicles are playing an important role in the global effort to achieve the targets set under the Paris Agreement. This briefing document summarises the State-of-play and…

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At other countries' expense?

Lithium-Ion Batteries as Backbone of the Mobility Transition

author: Betz, J.
Year of publication: 06 / 2022

Presentation by Dr. Johannes Betz, Oeko-Institute's Annual Conference 2022, 22. June 2022, dbb forum, Berlin

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Management of End-of-life Li-ion Batteries through E-waste Compensation in Nigeria

Feasibility study on options for developing environmentally sound recycling solutions in Nigeria

authors: Manhart, A. | Betz, J. | Schleicher, T. | Hilbert, I. | Smit, R. | Jung, H. | Adogame, L.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

The study addresses the possibilities for responsible management of end-of-life lithium-ion batteries from domestic consumption in Nigeria. As there are currently no recycling and final treatment capacities for such batteries installed…

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Green technologies and critical raw materials

Strategies for a circular economy

Year of publication: 06 / 2021

This policy paper has been commissioned by Henrike Hahn, Member of the European Parliament from the Greens / EFA to support her legislative activities on the European strategy for critical raw materials.

It aims at answering key…

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Closing the Loop on Energy Access in Africa

White Paper

authors: Angliviel, S. | Betz, J. | Manhart, A. | Sahni, A. | Soomro, S.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

Access to clean, reliable electricity is one of the greatest challenges to sustainable development in Africa. Energy storage, particularly batteries, will be critical to supporting Africa’s progress to full energy access by 2030,…

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Resource consumption of the passenger vehicle sector in Germany until 2035 – the impact of different drive systems

Study on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

authors: Betz, J. | Buchert, M. | Dolega, P. | Bulach, W.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

The annual crude oil demand for passenger cars in Germany can be reduced by 56 percent by 2035 compared to 2020 if the share of electric passenger cars in German registrations rises to 100 percent until then. These savings significantly…

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State of Play and Roadmap Concept: Mobility Sector

RE-SOURCING Deliverable 4.2

authors: Betz, J. | Degreif, S. | Dolega, P.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Meeting the Paris Agreement’s goals requires transformation in the mobility sector. Battery electric vehicle technology today offers a promising technology to  achieve the necessary changes and transform the sector. Yet this…

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Emerging waste streams – Challenges and opportunities

Service under Framework contract EEA/HSR/20/001-3 for the provision of expert assistance to support the European Environment Agency’s activities on circular economy and industrial transformation

authors: Graulich, K. | Bulach, W. | Betz, J. | Dolega, P. | Hermann, C. | Manhart, A. | Bilsen, V. | Bley, F. | Watkins, E. | Stainforth, T.
Year of publication: 02 / 2021

This report presents a series of policy options that could be implemented in the future to move towards the proper management and increased circularity of emerging waste streams arising from the renewable energy technologies discussed in…

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Environmental and socio-economic challenges in battery supply chains: graphite and lithium

Short study prepared within the framework of the BMBF joint project Fab4Lib

authors: Dolega, P. | Buchert, M. | Betz, J.
Year of publication: 07 / 2020

The European Commission set a clear goal with the Green Deal to establish a transition towards a greener economy with the transport sector being one of the main pillars. A key ingredient are lithiumion batteries required for the uptake…

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